Patriot League in the NCAAs 2015

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  • #18705

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    Real Time RPI has 1-4 in the Patriot League Bucknell (140), Lafayette (141), American (145), and Lehigh (155). Let’s assume one of these four teams makes the tourney. Does the PL winner escape the PIG?

    What if it’s BU (188) or Colgate (204)? Are they almost certainly PIG-bound if they win?

    #18706

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/234

    Right now Lunardi has Bucknell in the 16 PIG, behind UL-Monroe (118) and North Carolina Central (106). Sounds like we are rooting for upsets in the Sun Belt and MEAC tourneys.

    #18707

    toddcudd
    Participant

    I’m seeing PL winner in a PIG almost universally around the web. Granted, we don’t have a stand-out team this year, but how many first round wins is it gonna take for PL teams to get some cred?

    #18710

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Only thing that matters is the RPI. PIG for sure this year.

    #18711
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    Not necessarily. Who is in the PIG is largely dependent on if the top seeds win the one big leagues. If enough lousy teams win their conference tournaments, they would take the PIG spots and open up a straight 16 for a team like Bucknell that would have 20 wins and an easily above .500 record. Since it is impossible to predict who will win a conference tournament, all the projections are assuming that the best team in the conference will win the respective tournaments – which (hopefully) is not how it will go down.

    #18712
    Bison137
    Bison137
    Participant

    Agree with Stabler Bum. There are many scenarios where certain PL teams avoid the PIG. However you can make an argument that it is better to be in that game than have a different 15 or 16 seed.

    #18713

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    When two of the projected 2 seeds are Kansas and Wisconsin, sign me up for a 15 seed.

    #18715
    Bison137
    Bison137
    Participant

    Yes, the chance of beating Kansas or Wisconsin is a bit better but still very slim this year. The advantage of being in the PIG is that it counts as an official tournament win and also brings the league some money.

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